Just something that has been hanging around — stitch art that Grandma Green made. It looks like Queen Anne’s Lace, a fern and some other flower I don’t recognize.
This is the cover of Dad’s elementary school diploma.
Dad was 14 when he completed elementary school and received his diploma in May of 1942. I am surprised that when he graduated from elementary school he could go to any high school in the state.
I am surprised that Dad wasn’t baptized until he was 11 years old. I wonder why. I also wonder what church this was. It only says Plato Center.
This also was a surprise. I didn’t know Dad went to college for anything, but according to this, he went to Elgin Community College in 1959 to learn welding. I didn’t realize that ECC was part of the Elgin Public Schools either.
Dad was always willing to talk about being in the Navy, but in his later years, especially. Here is his certificate of Honorable Discharge.